Each of the Indiana University School of nursing campuses have joined to create an RN and BSN Degree Completion Option. This makes nursing courses distance accessible using web-based and video technologies, which require nursing students to attend class on campus. In a full-time program, nursing students can complete a program in 12 months and part-time students can complete a program in 18-24 months. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of adult-learners of working nurses. Semesters are split in two learning modules, which can be completed in 7-8 weeks. Electives are meaningful to RN’s today because they are designed to relevant to your experience and work goals. Current topics include: Informatics, Complementary Therapies, and Genetics.

In our Indiana RN program guide, find rankings for both ADN and BSN Degree programs, tuition costs, NCLEX passing rates, and more. Research key Indiana RN Program information to help you compare program metrics and to apply to best RN program for your career in nursing.

In the State of Indiana, nurses are helping to change the face of healthcare. To ensure that they have the best education and preparation for future health care challenges, registered nurses need to graduate from a state-approved associate's degree in nursing program or a BSN degree program.

Nurses who graduate from an RN program can obtain certification in over 100 nursing specialties, go on to earn an RN to BSN or RN to MSN degree.

BSN degree holders have options to earn an Advance Practice Register Nursing (APRN) degree and become a Nurse Practitioner (NP), or earn an advanced degree for a career in any number of nursing leadership roles such Nurse Educator or Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Indiana RN Program Comparisons: ADN vs BSN

Compare RN ProgramsADNBSN
Number of Nursing Programs825
Average NCLEX Passing Rate77.83%89.30%
NCLEX Passing Rate Range44.60% to 96.43%76.75% to 97.73%
Average Net Price$16,792.22$16,497.96
Average Net Price Range$8,532.00 to $22,336.00$7,948.00 to $26,913.00
Average Student Loan$15,058.22$19,209.48
Average Student Loan Range$8,997.00 to $21,425.00$11,477.00 to $27,000.00
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Best Ranked RN Programs in Indiana

Best Ranked RN Programs in IndianaTo help nursing students in their search for a top RN program, the education experts at RNCareers.org publish their annual findings of the best nursing schools for both Indiana and the country. Schools ranked on our list have proven their ability to educate highly competent nurses.

To create our rankings, we evaluated 8 ADN degree programs and 23 BSN degree programs in Indiana. We obtained each institution’s first-time NCLEX-RN passing rates, the number of students taking the test, the program nursing accreditation and more. We then compared the results against other nursing programs in Indiana to provide our state rankings. View our methodology


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92.03 ADNBethel College-Indiana1216 Mishawaka

Bethel College – Indiana is located in Mishawaka, Indiana.  Their nursing program offers a variety of programs to fit the needs of their students – they have an ADN program and a BSN program.  The also have an RN to BSN program.  Their RN to BSN program can be completed in 12 or 20 months, by attending classes one night per week or two nights per week.  Classes can also be attended on campus or online.

Private Not-For-ProfitCampusACENSee School Details
89.60 ADNIvy Tech Community College2307 IndianapolisPublicCampusSee School Details
88.45 ADNHarrison College-Indianapolis3349 Indianapolis

Harrison College is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.  They offer an ASN degree program.  This program is offered on-campus.  They also offer an online RN to BSN option.  This is open to students with an RN license, and is especially desirable for Harrison ASN graduates.

Private For-ProfitCampus, OnlineCCNESee School Details
83.24 ADNUniversity of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne4535 Fort Wayne

University of Saint Francis – Fort Wayne is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Their nursing department is vast – they have several options for their students.  They have an ASN degree program, an LPN to ASN program, a BSN program, and an RN to BSN program.  The RN to BSN program is offered online.

Private Not-For-ProfitCampus, Hybrid, OnlineACEN, CCNESee School Details
75.08 ADNVincennes University5659 VincennesPublicCampus, OnlineACENSee School Details
74.56 ADNFortis College-Indianapolis6662 IndianapolisPrivate For-ProfitCampusACENSee School Details
73.67 ADNAncilla College7672 DonaldsonPrivate Not-For-ProfitCampusSee School Details
98.24 BSNAnderson University115 AndersonPrivate Not-For-ProfitCampusCCNESee School Details
97.58 BSNIndiana University-Northwest223 Gary

Indiana University – Northwest is located in Gary, Indiana.  They offer a traditional BSN program.  They also offer an online RN to BSN program.  They also offer a BA/BS to BSN program, which allow those already holding a bachelor’s degree to become a BSN.

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96.68 BSNUniversity of Southern Indiana347 Evansville

University of Southern Indiana is located in Evansville, Indiana.  They offer a BSN program and a RN to BSN program.  Their nursing programs are unique because they partner with local hospitals and specifically, partner with certain nursing units – Designated Education Units (DEUs).  These DEUs allow students to spend a duration of their clinical practice with the same staff to “ensure consistency with clinical skill progression.”

PublicCampus, Hybrid, OnlineACEN, CCNESee School Details
94.91 BSNPurdue University-Main Campus498 West LafayettePublicCampus, HybridACEN, CCNESee School Details
94.39 BSNIndiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne5119 Fort Wayne

Indiana University-Purdue University – Fort Wayne (IPFW) is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  They offer a traditional BSN program and an RN to BSN program.  IPFW boasts that it is the largest university in northeast Indiana.  It also educates approximately 13,000 students at a time.

PublicCampus, OnlineACEN, CCNESee School Details
94.06 BSNIndiana University-Kokomo6132 KokomoPublicCampus, OnlineCCNESee School Details
93.96 BSNValparaiso University7135 Valparaiso

Valparaiso University is located in Valparaiso, Indiana.  Valparaiso University offers a BSN program.  They also offer an RN to BSN program.  They have a variety of advanced nursing degrees; unique to their program, they have an RN to MSN degree option.

Private Not-For-ProfitCampus, HybridACEN, CCNESee School Details
93.36 BSNBethel College-Indiana9157 Mishawaka

Bethel College – Indiana is located in Mishawaka, Indiana.  Their nursing program offers a variety of programs to fit the needs of their students – they have an ADN program and a BSN program.  The also have an RN to BSN program.  Their RN to BSN program can be completed in 12 or 20 months, by attending classes one night per week or two nights per week.  Classes can also be attended on campus or online.

Private Not-For-ProfitCampusACENSee School Details
93.21 BSNUniversity of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne10163 Fort Wayne

University of Saint Francis – Fort Wayne is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Their nursing department is vast – they have several options for their students.  They have an ASN degree program, an LPN to ASN program, a BSN program, and an RN to BSN program.  The RN to BSN program is offered online.

Private Not-For-ProfitCampus, Hybrid, OnlineACEN, CCNESee School Details
92.29 BSNIndiana University-South Bend11198 South BendPublicCampus, OnlineACEN, CCNESee School Details
92.21 BSNSaint Mary's College12203 Notre DamePrivate Not-For-ProfitCampus, OnlineACEN, CCNESee School Details
91.75 BSNIndiana Wesleyan University13223 MarionPrivate Not-For-ProfitCampus, Hybrid, OnlineACEN, CCNESee School Details
91.05 BSNBall State University14241 Muncie

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana.  Their nursing department offers a variety of options.  They have a basic baccalaureate track.  They also have an LPN  transition track, which allows an LPN to transition to a BSN degree.  They also offer an RN to BSN program and a second baccalaureate degree program, which allows those holding a prior bachelor’s degree to become a BSN.

PublicCampus, OnlineACEN, CCNESee School Details
90.96 BSNChamberlain College of Nursing-Indiana15243 IndianapolisPrivate For-ProfitCampusSee School Details
90.50 BSNGoshen College16258 GoshenPrivate Not-For-ProfitCampus, OnlineACEN, CCNESee School Details
89.74 BSNIndiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis17279 Indianapolis

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is located in Indianapolis.  They offer a BSN Traditional Track, an RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Option and a BSN Accelerated Second Degree Option.  Their programs are unique because they offer a welcoming ceremony to their new nursing students where friends and family can celebrate your achievement.

PublicCampus, Hybrid, OnlineACEN, CCNESee School Details
88.06 BSNIndiana University-Southeast18322 New AlbanyPublicCampus, OnlineCCNESee School Details
87.61 BSNUniversity of Indianapolis19331 Indianapolis

University of Indianapolis is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The Ulndy’s School of Nursing has various program options: a BSN program, an RN to BSN program and a BSN program designed specifically for those already holding a bachelor’s degree (“career changers”).  Their RN to BSN program can be completed on-campus, online, or off-campus, at one of their partnering cohort schools.

Private Not-For-ProfitCampus, Hybrid, OnlineACEN, CCNESee School Details
86.92 BSNHuntington University20351 HuntingtonPrivate Not-For-ProfitCampusCCNESee School Details
86.67 BSNMarian University21360 IndianapolisPrivate Not-For-ProfitCampus, OnlineCCNESee School Details
85.24 BSNIndiana State University22394 Terre HautePublicCampus, OnlineACEN, CCNESee School Details
84.27 BSNUniversity of Evansville23408 EvansvillePrivate Not-For-ProfitCampusSee School Details
73.61 BSNIndiana University-East24510 RichmondPublicCampus, OnlineACEN, CCNESee School Details